Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
When running I prefer metal....they hurt like crazy to hit (makes you work extra hard at not catching one lol) but they don't tip as easy and are more sturdy.
When I am working the pattern or drills I have a couple plastic and a set of pop up barrels. I like the plastic because they are lighter and if I want to set up a different drill I can usually pick them up by the cap hole on top and move them, same with the pop ups.
It comes down to personal preference, but I have never been to a race where they use plastic barrels during the race they always use metal.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.